Hate-fueled attacker punches man, 2 women in Queens anti-Muslim spree: cops

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An anti-Muslim attacker punched a man and two women — tugging one of their hijabs — in a Queens spree over the weekend, cops said Wednesday.

The hate-fueled assailant first targeted a 31-year-old man and 24-year-old woman walking at Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard in South Richmond Hill around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, cops said. 

“Muhammad is a liar!” he allegedly snarled as he followed the pair, according to police sources. 

Then he punched the man in the back, and grabbed and tugged on the woman’s hijab before socking her in the arm, cops said. 

The victims, whose relationship was unclear, refused medical attention for pain and redness. 

An hour later, cops believe the same suspect struck a second time, following a 56-year-old woman and 64-year-old man at Inwood Street and Liberty Avenue — also while making anti-Muslim statements, police said. 

He then pummeled the woman in the face and head — leaving her with a fractured nose, small cuts on her head and face, as well as pain and redness, cops said. 

She was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

Her relationship to the man walking with her was also unspecified. 

Both incidents are being investigated as hate crimes. Cops released a video Wednesday morning of the suspect walking on the sidewalk.

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